Lionesses, Shujaa shift focus to Commonwealth Games

Attention now shifts to the rugby sevens competition at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast,Australia. Shujaa, ever present since the introduction of men’s rugby sevens at the 1998 games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will start their Pool C campaign with a match against Canada at 3.15am on Saturday 14 April before taking on New Zealand at 7.17am. They will round up pool play with a match against fellow African side Zambia at 1.27pm the same day.

The top ranked teams in each of the four pools will qualify for the semifinal, staying in contention for the medals on offer.

The Lionesses are part of the eight teams taking part in the inaugural women’s competition and are in Pool A with New Zealand, Canada and continental rivals South Africa. They will kick off their campaign with a match against New Zealand at 9.53am on Friday 13 April before taking on Canada at 12.11pm the same day. They will complete their pool play against South Africa at 5.27am on Saturday 14 April as they look for a top two finish and semifinal qualification in the quest to keep their medal hopes alive.

Shujaa Commonwealth Games Fixtures ( East African Time)
Saturday 14 April
3.15am v Canada
7.17am v New Zealand
1.27pm v Zambia

Lionesses Commonwealth Games Fixtures (East African Time)
Friday 13 April

9.53am v New Zealand
12.11pm v Canada

Saturday 14 April
5.27am v South Africa

 

News Reporter